Bel Canto hosted a nice event in their beautiful timber framed barn. We got to see the Alpacas, the little Kune pigs and a falcon up close. Also we ate lots of delicious maple sugar cotton candy.
When we were sufficiently wound up on sugar, we headed over to Indian Creek, where I heard there would be Piggery food, orchard fresh apples and live music. The rain held off while we picked two huge bags of giant Mutsus and sipped a little cider at Stumphenge. Unfortunately, there was NO pulled pork at the Piggery stand, and we didn't get to hear any live music.
After all our cavorting at local farms on Saturday, we missed our weekly trip to the Ithaca Farmer's Market. Sunday came and I considered going to the Sunday Market, when my sister in law called up checking to see if Adam or I could help them harvest since my brother was away working on a trail crew for the week. (I thought- SCORE!) Free veggies for a couple hours of work (and I don't have to drive into Ithaca again)
We dug/pulled parsnips and carrots, pulled up some mighty fine leeks and clean them up all fresh and shiny.
|riding in the back of the farm truck|
|backing into the washing area|
apples and brussel sprouts from Indian Creek. Other produce from Muddy Fingers Farm.
fresh young ginger